A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Gary LaPook
Date: 2016 Jul 2, 23:40 -0700
From executive summary of Navy investigation report:
"5. (U//FOUO) Compliance with International Law. It was reasonable for Iran to investigate the unusual appearance of armed
U.S. Naval vessels within territorial waters so close to its shores. however, the IRGCN's obstruction, at gunpoint, of the RCBs'
transit infringed upon their right of innocent passage under international law and was disproportionate under the rcumstances. Iran's boarding and seizure of the RCBs followed by the interrogation and video recording of the crew clearly
violated established norms of sovereign immunity. The RCB crews, although not operating in accordance with established U.S.
Navy procedures, did act consistently with international Law. "
Go to page 61 of the report for the navigation issues.